Joe DiBlasi
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"Special Review"

"Christmas Through Me Eyes"
Is Brilliant, unique and best of all is
a perfect Christmas Celebration.
I LOVE IT !
Charo - Charo


Discography

Motion Picture Sound Tracks (SESSION GUITARIST)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents__Independence Day__Bad Medicine Indiana Jones The Last Crusade__Beaches __It’s My Turn__Best of Time__The Karate Kid__Big
Fix__Ladyhawke__Big Wednesday__Last Plane From Croamaya__Boulevard
Nights__Lover Boy__Breathless__Next of Kin__The New Kids__Buck Rogers #1 Space Rocker__An Officer and a Gentleman__Buck Rogers in the 25th Century__Pirate__Continental Divide__Rage of Angels__Damien__Omen II__Rage of Angels Part II__Dead Man’s Folly__Rocky I__The Dead Pool__Rocky III__Dress Gray – Part I__Rough Cut__The Entity__Scavenger Hunt
Eyes of Laura Mars__Somewhere In Time__Firefox__Stripes First Born__Summersby__Ghostbusters__Telefon__The Toy
High Road to China__Untaithfully Yours__In Laws__Walk Proud
In Vino Veritas__Why Me__Gippetto__Yes Giorgio

Television Movies and Specials

American Music Awards__Lynda Carter TV Specials I-IV__Diana Ross TV Special Onassis Story __Dick Clark 33 1/3 Year Anniversary __Mrs. Universe Rare Essence__Independence__Donna Summer’s TV Special__Super Models Joan Rivers TV Special__Kraft Tribute to Ford’s Theater__Tom Jones TV Special Lisa Hartmann TV Special__Walt Disney TV Special__Roots Christmas Special

Television Series and Live Shows

Bionic Woman__M*A*S*H*__Christine Cromwell__Our Time Cop Rock__Quantum Leap__Dukes of Hazard__Quincy__Fame Scarecrow and Mrs. King__Glitter__Seven Brides For Seven Bros. Switch__Golden Girls__Happy Days__The Master__Knots Landing Vegas__Laverne And Shirley__Wonder Woman__LA Law__Love Boat Young And Restless__Mike Douglas Show__Tonight Show – Diana Ross Phil Donahue Show – Paul Anka__Tonight Show – Lynda Carter Tonight Show – Tom Jones__Tonight Show-Paul Anka

Broadway Shows

Man of La Mancha with Richard Harrison__Show Boat__Jersey Boys

Artists Worked With

Bert Bacharach__Livingston Taylor__Bill Conti__Charo__Diana Ross Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis__Melissa Manchester__Christopher Cross Michael McDonald__Buck Page__Olita Adams__Dion Warwick Peabo Bryson__Frank Sinatra__Phil Spector__Chicago__Ray Charles Pink Floyd “The Wall”__George Benson__Inglebert Humperdink Shirley Bassey__Phil Collins__Paul Anka__Juice Newton__Bette Midler Lionel Richie__Kenny Rogers__Lettermen__Richard Marx__Laney Kazan Barbara Streisand

Classical Credits

Atlanta Symphony__Detroit Symphony__Los Angeles Phil Harmonic San Francisco Symphony__Orange County Pacific Symphony

Awards received

Received 1995 Billboard Award for
Producing “Best Female Latin Record of The Year”
Artist: Charo Guitar Passion
Received award : Best Short Film Score. Marina 1997 Sundance

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Bio

When I graduated college with a music degree in guitar performance, I had little direction and had no idea how I would create a career with the skills I had developed. I knew I wasn’t attracted to teaching for a living and I didn’t fancy the idea of playing in clubs for the rest of my life.
One Sunday I happened to be playing classical guitar in church and Tommy Tedesco (probably the most recorded studio guitar player in history) happened to be at the service. Afterwards, he introduced himself and asked if I had ever thought of becoming a studio musician…Needless to say, I couldn’t believe my ears.
Tommy took me under his wing and literally gave me a career.
He let me tag along on recording sessions and primed me for a future as one of LA’s very few working studio guitarists. There are many incredible guitarists who will never have the break that I was blessed with. Tommy has been the number one influence in my career. He taught me much more about music than just notes.
To quote Larry Carlton “Tommy is a gentleman and a genius”. His favorite instrument was nylon string guitar. His performances were so expressive and perfect that they would always draw tears.
Part of the reason I decided to record this CD using only nylon string guitar, is as a tribute to the memory of one of the greatest guitarists to ever pick up the instrument, Tommy Tedesco.
At a very young age, I began playing on such blockbuster films as Rocky I, Rocky III, An Officer and A Gentleman, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones The Last Crusade, Stripes, Summersby and The Karate Kid. I have also been featured on television series as Dukes of Hazard, Fame, Knots Landing, L.A. Law, M*A*S*H and Quantum Leap. I have played for and recorded with many artists including Peabo Bryson, Olita Adams, Christopher Cross, Melissa Manchester, Michael McDonald, Bert Bacharach, Dion Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Chicago, George Benson, Kenny Rogers, Pink Floyd “The Wall”, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Charo, Lionel Richie Buck Page, Greg Walker and Phil Collins and the list goes on.
In addition to my extensive recording career, I am an accomplished producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. I have composed music for TV such as The Bachelor reality series, The Miss America Pageant as well as several motion picture scores.
My background as a studio guitarist has been quite a journey. Most of the time I am busy working on other artist’s projects which is something I love doing, but gives me little time to think about my own projects.
I’ve also always loved the intimate sound of solo nylon string guitar. For quite some time, I’ve had the idea to combine classical guitar technique with extended jazz changes.
I’ve given much thought to creating a project that puts a different spin on the traditional.
A Christmas CD would be a means of honoring my Lord and taking music everyone is familiar with and creating something different.

It’s my hope that you will enjoy being part of my journey as I share with you,
CHRISTMAS THROUGH MY EYES